Someone Got a Puppy

Not me, but one of you did. Check out this adorable pile of pudge and fur:

I’ll let you all guess who the owner is. I’m not sure if this little fellow has even been named yet.

I’m off to take the neighbor to the doctor, so I hope to be back tonight. Behave and don’t burn the place down.

103 replies
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    MattR says:

    Awwwwwww. Adorable.

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    Jman says:

    Puppy needs his nails clipped or that someone is going to get scratched extra good! I let my vet trim my puppies nails the first time. A mistake on a pup would be really bad.

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    Poopyman says:

    Not me, but SQUEEEEE!

    Don’t let Mrs. P see this ….

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    shortstop says:

    That might be the cutest thing I’ve seen all year.

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    Good lord, that is one cute puppeh.

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    Poopyman says:

    An aside:

    I’m off to take the neighbor to the doctor, so I hope to be back tonight.

    You really spend the whole afternoon with your neighbor at the doctor? Man, you are either a saint, or you owe your neighbor big time, or s/he is a masterful extortionist.

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    MonkeyBoy says:

    The second photo is titled


    In the context of a puppy I think it is inappropriate to talk about p3n1s size.

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    Awwwwww! Soooooo cuuuuuute! One of the Jen/ns?

    ETA: Seriously. That last pic is killing me. Puppeh is going to be so spoiled!

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    MattR says:

    @Jman: Clipping nails? Interesting concept. I prefer to put a piece of steak at one end of the driveway then bring my dog out on a leash and let her grind her nails down on the pavement as she strains to get to the meat. Is that not the humane way?

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    trollhattan says:

    Dear lord that puppeh needs to be hugged, stat! Little fuzzy lump with paws–somebody’s pretty darn lucky.

    Not letting see this blog today, not even a glance.

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    Gozer says:

    Awesome little critter.

    Dr. Mrs. Gozer wants to get a pup while I’m away. Maybe I’ll show her this to get the gear a turnin’.

    What kind of pup is that?

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    Tom Hilton says:

    My cat could totally kick that puppy’s ass, if I had a cat.

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    ruemara says:

    PUPPEH! *contains self* I mean, this is a lovely young animal and I wish owner and pet many happy, wonderful years together. *SQUEEEEEEEEE-ahem*

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    jeffreyw says:

    Looks like some basset in there. It should be named Mr. Tbogg Snow.

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    MattR says:

    Semi related – has anyone here put their dog on an airplane? A friend of mine is moving to Oregon and is leaving me to dogsit for a week until his family gets into the new house. When they are ready I am going to put their dog on a plane out there. Neither of us have ever done it before. He’s called the airline and talked to his vet to get the basic requirements but if anyone has any helpful hints, advice or suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

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    j low says:

    Puppeh is the only cure for the pain caused by this kind of stupid. Jackass wants to clear cut rain forests to stop global warming.

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    shortstop says:

    @Gozer: Boxer and basset, mayhap?

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    Poopyman says:


    has anyone here put their dog on an airplane?

    Romney-style? I advise against it.

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    General Stuck says:

    I adore pups, but they are little shitting machines. This one is a doll.

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    CatStaff says:

    @MattR: (the pets-fly-in-the-main-cabin-not-in-cargo airline) has some tips on their website for preparing dogs and cats for air travel.

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    shortstop says:

    @j low: I know he’s an established nutcase, but I still hate him with the intensity of a thousand suns.

    They never stop gobsmacking me. There’s always lower they can go.

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    MattR says:

    @Poopyman: Well played. Do I still get points for the assist if it was completely unintentional?

    Though that reminds me that the one piece of advice we got was to use Continental because they keep the baggage compartment at the same temperature as the cabin (and luckily it flies direct from Newark to Portland)

    @CatStaff: Heading that way now. Thanks.

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    RobNYNY1957 says:

    He’s very cute, even though he looks like he was made from spare parts for other dogs.

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    Emma says:

    A scientific study of head and paws tells me that that puppy *looks over statistics, does math* is going to grow large and broad. Basset most likely, yes.

    And I’m not sullying my mind today with the expectorations of a republican so-called intellectual., whoever he might be. It’s wingnut-free Friday!

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    geg6 says:

    OMG, that is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Puppeh!

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    wobblybits says:

    SQUEE!!! I love love love puppehs! Oh to snuggle with that lil ball of puppy goodness.

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    Martin says:

    I was sure that Cole posted this and put ‘squee’ in the spam filter just to see an empty thread and to piss everyone off.

    And who can’t have a workday cheered up by a puppy?

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    PaulW says:

    If we gotta name the puppy, I suggest Horus.

    …why not, good name for a dog…

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    at the doctor with the neighbor:

    IIRC, the neighbor has some serious medical issues and probably doesn’t anticipate being able to drive home alone.

    But yes, Saint John would be a good name.

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    gnomedad says:

    @j low:

    Puppeh is the only cure for the pain caused by this kind of stupid. Jackass wants to clear cut rain forests to stop global warming.

    I am moved to grudging admiration by this proposal. It’s hard to imagine a more quintessentially Republican “solution” to a problem. The purity of its perversity is just Swiftian. Only the prospect of razing the rain forest could get them to allow that global warming is real.

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    Martin says:

    @j low: Oh, Dana marinates in that kind of stupid. Costa Mesa has turned into wingnut central here in OC. I doubt he’ll be voted out any time soon.

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    kindness says:

    Seriously adorable. Contest as to what kinds of dogs this one is from.

    I agree with above, Basset is one of ’em. The head has brindle something or other though. Pitt? I can’t quite figure that one.

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    PeakVT says:

    @kindness: I was just about to say pit bull b/c of the coloring and the jaw.

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    quaint irene says:

    Love that third picture. Cause love how puppies will tear aroud like crazy and then suddenly run out of gas. “Oh, so tired.”

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    shortstop says:

    @kindness: @PeakVT:

    Could be pit, but looks a bit more boxerlike to me. The basset part’s for sure, I think.

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    The Snarxist Formerly Known as Kryptik says:

    @j low:

    @j low:

    And this is why the Green Movement is somehow dead and gone. This kind of shit gets derision from experts, but apparently it’s swallowed full crook by enough people, especially those in power, to the point where we’re actually about to fucking abolish the fucking EPA.

    And what’s worse, most commentary on this seems to suggest that people applaud this asshole for sticking it to the ‘warmers’ and ‘hoaxers’ for their ‘wealth-distribution scheme’. Or just plain thing he’s a genius and has a point.

    I want to be surprised by this. It’s record setting dumb, but it’s not surprising, and that in itself is depressing enough to send me to drink.

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    WereBear says:

    Brindle is a color, not a breed. I say Basset & Boxer; what a nice combo!

    But he/she could be rather strong minded with that going on. And…

    PUPPEH!!!! Congrats and many years of happiness.

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    The Shrill One just linked to BJ again!

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    kindness says:

    @WereBear: yea but brindle is typified in only a few breeds. So I used it to narrow it down some.

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    Yutsano says:

    ITZ A PUPPEH! Not gonna guess at pedigree, but is that one adorable ball of fluff or what?

    @Phil Perspective: Over teh puppeh? Or did he catch us being serious again?

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    WereBear says:

    @kindness: Gotcha. I mean, they have brindle Great Danes, but I’m not seeing THAT.

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    PeakVT says:

    @Yutsano: For the Snowbilly film names.

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    Yutsano says:

    @WereBear: Hey lady! I got a pet question for you: how do you teach a cat to use a pet door? Do you just throw them outside and let them figure it out on their own?

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Linda Featheringill:

    SO: If they find another pet wandering the road on the way home (or it launches self into the vehicle), does it go to Cole or to the neighbor?

    To whom does the pet convey?

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    shortstop says:

    Love the hound tail with its white tip.

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    kestral says:

    Puppeh! Look at that sweet little face. It just makes me want to snuggle the heck out of that little sweetie-pie.

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    S. cerevisiae says:

    Love that third picture. Cause love how puppies will tear aroud like crazy and then suddenly run out of gas. “Oh, so tired.”

    I remember when Maggie was a puppy she would do the same thing. Every evening we would have “crazy psycho puppeh hour” followed by a nap.

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    gnomedad says:

    @The Snarxist Formerly Known as Kryptik:
    We have to destroy the planet to save it, also, too.

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    nancydarling says:

    @MattR: We used to fly our dog to Idaho every summer. No problems. Check airline requirements for kennels. I have a friend who moved to Japan for a few years and took her elderly cat. Her vet recommended no tranquilizers or any other drug. He said the only stressful time might be take off and landing due to noises. Cila made it home a few years later. She was about 20 then and was probably the worst looking cat I had ever seen, but it was important to my friend to make it back home with her. The poor old dear looked like Wylie Coyote after one of his schemes backfired. My friend brought back a Japanese ring-tailed cat which had been a stray in their Yokohama neighborhood. Its tail was coiled up like a watch spring.

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    Rosalita says:


    how do you teach a cat to use a pet door?

    they will figure it out quickly if they want out. We have kitty doors installed at the shelter here and they master it without much trouble.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Rosalita: Granted outside doesn’t go very far but I did want to expand her universe a little bit without having my back door cracked. I’m wondering if that now she knows there’s nothing scary out there she’ll use it. I guess we’ll see.

    BTW no lurve for the mouseovers yet? Sheesh.

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    bemused says:

    @j low:

    OMG, this country is drowning in stupid.

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    Triassic Sands says:

    OMG, what a hideous hound.

    (OK, OK, it’s so cute I almost died just looking at him/her.)


    how do you teach a cat to use a pet door?

    Put food on the other side of it? How could that not work?

    Cats aren’t reliably good at figuring out some things, but getting to food usually isn’t one of them.

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    Steeplejack says:


    I sent two cats to California (and back) on Delta Dash with no ill effects beyond the same amount of bitching as when they got crated to go to the vet. Can’t testify to their in-flight experience, but they seemed to have been well treated. Delta Dash also seemed to have lots of experience and a good handle on all the necessary information.

    Had to laugh when I picked them up. The paperwork specified “two cats (live),” and when I asked the guy if he had two live cats for me, he said, “Oh, they’re live, all right. And they’re fresh.” True dat. One cat, the stray, was stoic. The other one, the Russian blue, was giving me the “urge to kill” glare. But, like I said, no different than on the short car trip to the vet.

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    Poopyman says:

    @Phil Perspective: DAMMIT! More trolls to clean up after.

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    Carol from CO says:

    @MattR: We brought two dogs back from S. America. One of them had broken out of his crate by the time the plane landed in Miami, 1. so make sure you have a strong crate, especially if it’s a big dog like Gus was.
    2. Book it on the shortest, most direct flight available.

    3. If the vet thinks it appropriate, a tranquilizer might help.

    4. How to judge a pet friendly airline:
    That’s all I can think of.

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    Carol from CO says:

    What a nice change your animal blogs are from the usual political posts, which tend to be very depressing if you’re a lib.

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    Nawwwww, what a cutie. My husband wants us to get a dog when we feel up to getting a new pet, and pics like this make me want one NOW.

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    Violet says:

    Puppeh! So cute! So who is the new owner? Did Tunch decide two dogs in the house wasn’t enough?

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    eemom says:

    Waaaaaant. that. puppy.

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    nancydarling says:

    @MattR: One more thought, Matt. If there is a plane change involved, make sure the cargo holds will handle a kennel. One summer, our Bo got stranded in Salt Lake City over night as our connection to Jackson Hole was one of those puddle jumpers that couldn’t handle his large kennel. This was the fault of the booking agent as s/he should have been aware. Bo was fine. They put him on a big jet the next day and the airline delivered him to where we were in Driggs, Idaho. Other than being a little confused when we got him back, no ill effects. And the guy contracted to deliver lost luggage, etc., took him out of the crate and let him ride in the back seat of his station wagon.

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    Chat Noir says:

    The cuteness factor on that puppy is eleventy-billion. Squee indeed.

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    burnspbesq says:


    At least the second time that’s happened. They did it at Reality-Based Community yesterday.

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    Fe E says:

    Further love from K Thug

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    sherifffruitfly says:

    zomg sofa king cuuuuuute!!!

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    JenJen says:


    Awwwwww! Soooooo cuuuuuute! One of the Jen/ns?


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    CorgiFan says:

    OK, you can tell from my handle that I’m biased, but could he be a Cardigan Welsh corgi? They can have brindle markings, they have a hound-like tail, and the ears often don’t stand up until 8-12 weeks.

    P.S. We’ve only had Pems, so I’m not THAT biased.

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    JenJen says:

    OK, everyone, I’m the proud mommy of that little bundle of barking joy. Well, more like squeaking and whining joy; he’s 9 weeks old today.

    As many of you know, my beloved dog Strider died at Christmas, and even though I have Rocco the Aussie Shep, the house just never felt like a home without Stridey. I made a promise to myself that once spring came, I’d go look at puppies, and it only took one trip to the Cincinnati SPCA to find this little guy. I don’t know what he is other than your basic mutt. The shelter had him listed as a Basset/Lab mix, but anyone’s guess is as good as theirs.

    The brindle on his head makes me think he’s not a Basset, but that tail makes me think hound of some sort, and as CorgiFan has mentioned, he really does look an awful lot like a Cardigan Welsh corgi pup. But, his face is also kind of Boxer-esque and even AmStaff. One of the things I love about adopting mutt pups so much is that you never really know what you’re going to get!

    And!! He has been officially named. The only thing I love more in this world than hockey are dogs, so it just kind of came to me… he shall be called Lord Stanley. Stan for short. :-)

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    jenn says:

    Congrats on the new pup! :-) He’s a beaut!

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    kindness says:

    @Rosalita: I’ve never had a problem teaching any of my cats to use the pet door. Once they figure out they can go in and out at will they are in kitty heaven.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @JenJen: I’m so glad he’s yours! I know I never met Strider, but I keep a photo of the Strider puppy reading Newsweek on my desktop. Some dogs are once in a lifetime dogs and it’s so sad when we lose them. Out of all my dogs, I have been lucky enough to have two once in a lifetime dogs, and from the looks of Lord Stanley, I wonder if you might get that lucky, too.


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    CorgiFan says:

    Congratulations! He’s unbelievably adorable. It will be fun to see what he grows into, so please keep sending the pictures along to Cole.

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    JenJen says:

    By the way, for those of you out there who are good at breed-mix-guessing, the day I adopted little Lord Stanley, he was featured on the local news in their Adopt-A-Pet segment, and also on local radio that same morning.

    I found this photo of one of the radio staffers holding up Stan and two of his littermates the day I brought him home. Maybe a look at his two brothers will provide more clues? (That’s Stan in the middle, obvs)

    @WaterGirl: Ohhh!! You just brought a tear to my eye. Strider was definitely that once-in-a-lifetime dog, and the fact that you “remember” him just really touches my heart. Gosh, I love this place when we’re not all sniping at each other. :-)

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    Svensker says:


    Oh, congrats, he is just adorable. I can smell that puppeh belly. Or, as Mr. Cole said, squeeeeee!

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    Violet says:

    Congrats! He’s so totally adorable. Love his new name. Can’t wait for his growing-up pictures. Keep ’em coming!

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    gypsy howell says:

    Another thing to consider is the temperature at the time the dog will be en route. When we had a dog shipped to us in warm weather, the breeder insisted on an evening flight so there would be no chance of the dog being stuck either in the cargo hold or on the baggage cart on a hot tarmac. Have PLENTY of cool water available as soon as he gets off the plane – he will probably be very thirsty.

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    Josie says:

    Congratulations on your new oh so huggable puppy. I hope you have many wonderful years together. I second the request for pictures as he grows.

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    Ash Can says:

    @JenJen: Congratulations on the brand new baby doggie! :)

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    WaterGirl says:

    @JenJen: My eyes started watering, too, when I looked at the photo of Strider after I read that this sweet puppy is yours. Goodbye tears are never a bad thing as we welcome somebody new. Give Stanley a smooch from his Auntie WaterGirl. :-)

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    Tulip says:

    @Phil Perspective:

    I feel like such a noob… who’s The Shill One?

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    Tim, Interrupted says:

    Cuteness time infinity squared. :D

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    shortstop says:

    Congratulations, JenJen! You did real good!

    Okay, like you, we always have mutts, and like you, we find it fun to speculate on what they are. (It doesn’t matter, but it’s good fun.) Looking at Stan’s littermates, I do see possible lab there, but if so, there’s got to be something else accounting for the brindling. I’m not budging on the hound part (could possibly be beagle, though, rather than basset) because of the distinctive tail and Sibling on the Left’s head markings, but you could have three or four or more breeds happenin’ there.

    Our girl is, as near as we can tell, a mix of beagle and Doberman with some sort of terrier thrown in, and I can vouch for the effectiveness of another breed or two in watering down the hound crazy. They are wonderfully sweet and loyal, but they are insane. They just are. So having something else going on in the DNA helps a lot.

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    JenJen says:


    Give Stanley a smooch from his Auntie WaterGirl. :-)

    Done!! And he sends little squeaky-woofs and licks to you!

    @shortstop: I’m not budging on the houndy-parts either. Gotta be some in there somewhere, and like you, I think the tail is the best clue!

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    Tulip says:


    Ah-ha, thanks, I only know him as K-Thug. :)

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    jeffreyw says:

    @JenJen: Yay! For you both!

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    Kristine says:

    @JenJen: That is one cute puppy. And Lord Stanley is a great name.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @JenJen: That’s a nice story. May you have many good years with him. He is soooooooooo cute. Squee! indeed.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @JenJen: Congratulations! Nine weeks is a little young for accurate breed-guessing, but obviously he’s a fine healthy size and will grow up to be a better-than-middle-sized dog. Because they’re so common, ‘part Lab’ is always a safe bet, and here’s another brindle-and-white breed nobody’s thrown in the pool yet: St. Bernard. Seriously, I once met a St. Bernard cross sired by a fox terrier, so a Saint/Lab, Saint/Basset, even Saint/Corgi mix is not out of the question. (His stumpy lil legs might even be a spontaneous mutation.)

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    gogol's wife says:


    Congratulations. I’m supposed to be working on something but I keep coming back to look at those pictures and kvell.

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    MazeDancer says:


    No flying pets in the cargo hold in the summer. And in the NE at least it’s going to be 90 next week.

    Many airlines made regs against summer pet transport. Some airlines will fly pets in a temp controlled cargo area, but it’s tough to know if that is going to happen. Maybe there is a airline that can guarantee that. But be sure to ask is the area where the dogs will be is temp controlled.

    But actually, the airline is unlikely to take the dogs in the summer. Pets in the cargo hold in summer die. Especially if there are delays. That’s why they made the regulations. The new Pet Airlines doesn’t, alas, go to the NW.

    If they’ll fit under the seat, someone can fly with them in the cabin. Which I’ve done with cats. If they’re bigger. October.

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    JCT says:

    @JenJen: What a sweetness! Looks like he’s tough to put down.

    Looking at his littermates plus that white-tipped tail I’m thinking a touch of beagle — the rest is a mystery though my better half (like Anne Laurie) came up with St. Bernard as well!

    A classic heinz 57.

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    birthmarker says:

    @Tulip: Sooooo many internet traditions…

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    A Humble Lurker says:

    That is a ridiculously cute puppeh. Congratulations, JenJen. May you and he have many happy years together.

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    @JenJen: Look at me, getting it right! Lord Stanley is just tooooooo adorable!

    ETA: Granted, we have more than a few Jen/ns on this site, but still. ::Pats self on back::

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    @JenJen: P.S. I was so excited about being right, I forgot to congratulate you on your new furry friend!

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    MattR says:

    Congrats JenJen. Enjoy the many years of joy ahead.

    And thanks to all for the feedback regarding putting a dog on a plane.

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    Delia says:

    That is such a cute pup. I’ve just got to add my congrats to the pile. Stan will be a great name for him.

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    JenJen says:

    @asiangrrlMN: I was so stoked when you called Jen(s).

    @Anne Laurie: You know, when I saw his brother, with those markings, I thought St. Bernard immediately! I don’t see a bit of Lab in him, but you’re so right, they’re common and end up in a lot of shelter mixes. It’s going to be interesting watching this little one grow up into, well, something!

    Thanks for the visual (not) on that Fox Terrier-Bernard mating. OMG!

    Everyone in this thread has been so sweet! Thanks very much all the well-wishes and breed-guesses. Stan thanks you, especially.

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    Damned at Random says:

    Lord Stanley fits OK, but I would have named that puppy Schopenhauer – Cookie for short- all my dogs answer to Cookie

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    tkogrumpy says:

    Even I think that one is cute. What did I just say? Hell throw another puppy on the barby.

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    Sharl says:

    Congrats on Lord Stanley, JenJen! Cute li’l guy…

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